Jura, Scotland

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Gaelic name Aboot this soondDiùra 
Norse name Dýr-ey/Hjǫrt-ey
Meanin o name Auld Norse for 'deer island'
Jura is locatit in Argyll an Bute
Jura shawn within Argyll an Bute
OS grid reference NR589803
Coordinates 56°00′N 5°54′W / 56°N 5.9°W / 56; -5.9
Physical geography
Island group Islay
Aurie 366.92 km2 (142 sq mi)
Aurie rank 8 [1]
Heichest elevation Beinn an Òir 785 m (2,575 ft)
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Kintra Scotland
Cooncil aurie Argyll an Bute
Population 196[2]
Population rank 31 [1]
Population density 0.5 people/km2[2][3]
Lairgest settlement Craighouse
References [3][4]

Jura (Scots Gaelic: Diùra [ˈtʲuːɾə]) is an island in the Inner Hebrides o Scotland, adjacent an tae the north-east o Islay.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Aurie an population ranks: thare are c. 300 islands ower 20 ha in extent an 93 permanently inhabitit islands war leetit in the 2011 census.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naitional Records o Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Haswell-Smith (2004) p. 47
  4. Anderson, Joseph (Ed.) (1893) Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. James Thin and Mercat Press (1990 reprint). ISBN 0-901824-25-9

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Coordinates: 56°5′N 5°45′W / 56.083°N 5.750°W / 56.083; -5.750